Last week, the James Beard Foundation announced that featured chefs from 20 cities would participate in its annual Taste America event on Sunday, October 18, 2020. DC’s representative is Erik Bruner-Yang of Maketto.
The 2020 Taste America is a virtual communal dining event that celebrates local independent restaurants and builds support for industry recovery. This year, in lieu of the usual in-person events, participating chefs, special guests, and diners from twenty cities around the country will enjoy from the comfort of home.
Each 2020 Taste America event ticket ($150) includes a local chef-created three-course meal plus wine and whiskey to be enjoyed at home and access to a broadcast featuring a lineup of James Beard Foundation chefs and special guests from across the country. The broadcast will be emceed by Antonia Lofaso who will introduce special guests including Carla Hall, Gail Simmons, and DJ Hesta Prynn. A round of trivia to test your food knowledge in your home city will also entertain and challenge participants.
Capital One cardholders have an additional Access Pass exclusive opportunity that includes a VIP reception with their city’s featured chef and Foundation host prior to showtime and a special gift.
Locally curated menus for each participating city can be viewed here.